The New Statesman. Alan B'Stard MP (Rik Mayall). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Yorkshire Television.

The New Statesman (1987)

ITV sitcom about a ruthless politician. 28 episodes (4 series), 1987 - 1994. Stars Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Rowena Cooper and others.


Rik Mayall appeared as Alan B'Stard in a referendum broadcast for the NO to AV campaign, first broadcast on BBC One at 18:55 on Monday 11th April 2011.

Series 1 - 3 were produced in-house by Yorkshire Television, whilst Series 4 was made by Marks and Gran's own company, Alomo, for Yorkshire.